Keith Raniere

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Full Name Keith Raniere
Age 60 Years Old
Nick Name Keith
Gender Male
Famous As Business Executive
Birth Date August 26th, 1960
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York

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Keith Raniere is an American business executive as well as the founder of NXIVM, a multi-level marketing organization that has been described as a cult. They brand their members and forced them into sexual slavery. An American actress Allison Mack is considered second in charge of NXIVM. They both were arrested and indicted on federal charges related to DOS including sex trafficking. Mack and NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in April 2019. Raniere's trial is expected to begin on 29th April 2019. On 19th June 2019, he was convicted on all counts. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 25, where he faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years and a possible life sentence. 

Sex cult leader Raniere found guilty in New York

Keith Raniere, a self-help guru accused of leading a sex cult that enslaved women, has been found guilty of all charges against him. Raniere, 58, was convicted by a jury after a six-week trial in Brooklyn, New York. He allegedly oversaw a "slave and master" system in his group, called Nxivm. He was convicted of all counts against him, including racketeering, sex trafficking, and child pornography. Raniere was arrested by the FBI in Mexico last year. His defense team said the alleged sexual relationships were consensual. 

What is the age of Keith?

Keith celebrated his 26th birthday on 26 August 2018. 

Where was Keith Raniere born?

Keith Raniere was born on 26th August 1960 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York in the United States. He holds American nationality and his zodiac sign is Virgo. He belongs to White ethnicity and his religion is Christian. His father worked in an advertisement while his mother taught ballroom dancing. The family moved to Suffern, New York when Keith was 5 years old. As per his education, he completed his high school from New York. His mother died when he was 16 years old. He then moved to Albany region in New York. He claimed that he majored in maths, physics, and biology and minored in psychology and philosophy. He also claimed that he holds a BS degree in biology. In an investigation, it was found out that he got dropped out of high school at the age of 16 but graduated from high school later. 

Who is Keith Raniere's partner?

Regarding his personal life, he is not married yet. There is no sufficient information regarding his personal life. According to several news reports, he has a child with his longtime partner Kristin Keeffe. His sexual orientation is Heterosexuality. He dated Toni Natalie (1992-1999), Barbara Bouchey (2000-2009) and Kristin Keeffe (2007-2014). Altogether, he is blessed with 2 children. 

How tall is Keith Raniere?

Keith Raniere is a very handsome person with brown eyes and black hair. He stands at a height of 1.73 m or 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has a body weight of 160 lbs or 75 kg. He has an average body build. He has got a charming smile attracting a lot of people towards him. 

What is the net worth of Keith Raniere?

The net worth of the founder of NXIVM has not been revealed yet but it will be added soon once we get information. As a business executive, they have expanded their organization recruiting several high profile personalities. As he is a founder, he does not require any salary. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

What makes Keith Raniere famous?

  • Keith was involved with Amway, the multi-level marketing company in the 1980s. 
  • He then started a company, Consumer's Buyline in the early 1990s. 
  • He was pitching that business when he met Toni Natalie in 1991. 
  • In 1993, his company was accused of some frauds and wrongly installing the pyramid scheme as their main source of profit-making. He was forced to shut down the company. 
  • He created "National Health Network", a multi-level seller of vitamins in 1994. In 1999, that business failed.
  • He then founded the organization NXIVM with Nancy Salzman in the year 1998. 
  • The company claimed that it offered personal and professional development seminars through its "Executive Success Programs". 
  • Raniere, Clare, and Sara Bronfman co-founded an organization, The World Ethical Foundations Consortium that sponsored 14th Dalai Lama's visit to Albany in 2009. 
  • Forbes magazine reported in 2003 that some 3,700 people had taken part in ESP offerings. 
  • Some of them were Sheila Johnson, Antonia Novello, Stephen Cooper of Enron, and Ana Cristina Fox, daughter of former Mexican president Vicente Fox, Richard Branson, Linda Evans, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk, Grace Parke, Nicki Clyne, Sarah Edmondson and more.
  • Canadian actress Sarah Edmondson who was previously enrolled in NXIVM's Executive Succes Programs in the past decade came forward in 2017 claiming that Keith and Nancy were running a sex cult. Women were blindfolded during a submission ritual, they were stripped and were asked to provide their nude pictures if they wished to join. 
  • Several journalists labeled NXIVM as a sex-trafficking platform. 
  • NXIVM was accused of being a cult controlled by Raniere. Kristin Keeffe, a longtime partner of Raniere and mother of his child left the group in the year 2014. 
  • He was arrested in Mexico in March 2018 and indicted on a variety of charges related to DOS, including sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor. 
  • The indictment alleged that at least one woman was coerced into sex with Raniere and he forced DOS members to undergo the branding ritual alleged by Edmondson and others. 
  • He has pleaded not guilty in May 2018. 
  • He was later charged with possession of child pornography in April 2019. The prosecutors claimed that he had engaged in a relationship with a 15-year old girl. 
  • Allison Mack was arrested in April 2018 and indicted on similar charges to Raniere's. Mack was alleged to be second in command of NXIVM after Raniere. 
  • She was released on $5 million bonds pending trial and held under house arrest with her parents in California.
  • Bronfman, the heiress to the Canadian Seagram family fortune was arrested in July 2018 and charged with racketeering. 
  • She was released to house arrest after signing a $100 million bail bond. 
  • Nancy Salzman pleaded guilty to a charge of racketeering criminal conspiracy in March 2019.
  • Mack pleaded guilty in April 2019 to charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for the group's spiritual leader.
  • Mack and Raniere would face a minimum of 15 years and up to life in prison if convicted of all charges. 
  • On 19th June 2019, he was found guilty on all charges by a jury after five hours of deliberation.